Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Guy Roberts
Presented by the Prague Shakespeare Company
Main Street Theater -
2540 Times Blvd.
December 31, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Wednesdays - Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm
Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.
Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and language, featuring the ongoing battle of words and wits between Beatrice and Benedick and the dangerous deeds of Don John.
In this production of Much Ado…, it’s 1942 England. Secure in an underground bunker, a group of British patriots – servicemen and women put on a radio broadcast of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of Allied soldiers on the front and men and women at home. The radio broadcast features radio performances from Allied pilots and female volunteers as well as Aurora Jones – a Hollywood film star volunteering with the American Red Cross. Audiences in the theater not only watch the actors record a radio play version of Much Ado… but they also get to see the actors create all the sound effects and other behind-the-scenes happenings involved with this group of soldiers and patriots putting on the show.
This production premiered in Prague in 2015 and instantly became one of the most successful productions of PSC’s history, garnering international attention. The company played Much Ado… (and its production of Macbeth which Main Street brought to Houston several years ago) in Egypt at the historic Library of Alexandria as part of their 2016 Shakespeare Birthday celebration.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.